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The myth of a classless American society coupled with social stratification impedes race relations in the US far more than any racial differences The never ending struggle of the have-nots to become one of the haves produces a frustration and feeling of oppression that acts as a catalyst for spawning racial tensions Minorities see the majority of wealth in the hands of the white population and feel that the wealth is unevenly distributed Whites hear of government programs for minorities and feel as if they are lazy or just looking for a handout This occurs and stereotypes are formed Combine all of this with the United States system of dual welfareand the perfect environment for racial strife is created In our classlesssociety of false hope the working class and poor are continually seeking opportunities to excel that just arent there They have been led to believe that intelligence and ambition are key contributors to ones success This belief lays blame on the unsuccessful themselves even if they do possess ambition and intelligence These people are in a never ending cycle of struggle followed by minimal rewards which eventually produces a frustration that sometimes leads to desperate measures The Summer Stragedy The Filling Station Southeast Arkanasia The Southern Road and Mending Wall are the stories and poems that depict the life of a different classes people in a society One way you can read Mending Wall by Robert Frost is that it is about a man who rebuilds the wall seperating his property from his neighbours This man this person created by Gray doesnt seem to believe there is a use for the wall as he the neighbour is all pine and I the persona am apple orchard but his neighbour believes that good fences make good neighbours The persona tries to change his neighbours opinion by trying to put a notion in his head but his neighbour seems to just ignore him So
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